Some Days Are Better Than Others
Some Days Are Better Than Others (2011)

"Why do the good times go by so fast while the difficult times always seem so sticky?" Some Days are Better Than Others is Matt McCormick's poetic, character-driven debut feature-length film that asks why the good times slip… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release Date: June 3, 2011
DVD Release Date: March 26, 2012
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Brandon Judell

Sort of a neutered Todd Solondz comedy. No sperm shots, murders, or pedophilia. Just lonely people trying to reach out now and then to each other, plus numerous shots of the sun's rays reacting on soap bubbles.

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David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle

Although this always interesting film doesn't quite come together at the end - it couldn't decide exactly what it wanted to say - McCormick has done a lot of things right.

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Brent Simon

A sensitive and soulful film, populated by characters recognizably weighed down by both circumstance and a greater, free-floating ambivalence.

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Mike Hale
New York Times

Like the characters, the three stories show only the most tentative signs of going anywhere.

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Paul de Barros
Seattle Times

If you want to draw the line between a quiet, touching little movie and a wooden, deadly boring dud, you might want to see Portland director Matt McCormick's "Some Days Are Better Than Others," but I wouldn't recommend it.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

This movie throws in a healthy dose of "quirky" shots and montages as if they were required.

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Sam Adams
Time Out

Some Days unspools in a depressive deadpan that might be more effective were the characters' plights not so clearly of their own making.

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Robert Koehler

Lonelyhearts going nowhere fill every corner of Matt McCormick's Some Days Are Better Than Others, a film that verges on a parody of American indie cliches.

Leslie Stonebraker
New York Press

McCormick has translated song into cinema, where tone and feeling supersede plot and arc.

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